Do you know..
That mushrooms (excluding the poisonous ones of course) are in fact very beneficial to our health besides just tasting and smelling good. This is because they are rich in polysaccharides. According to the science of Nutritional Immunology (NI), there are three key disease-fighting nutrients which our immune system needs: antioxidants, phytochemicals and polysaccharides.
What are polysaccharides?
Polysaccharides are long chains of sugars commonly found in mushrooms. Research has shown that mushroom polysaccharides can inhibit tumor growth by activating immune cells. Polysaccharides also help to balance the immune system and enable it to destroy existing cancer cells and viruses. However, different polysaccharides have their unique effects and benefits for different types of cancer. Furthermore, the amount of polysaccharides used is important as only a suitable amount will produce optimal effects.
Why are mushrooms so powerful?
If the immune cells are akin to an army responsible for fighting against diseases, consuming mushrooms (i.e. abundance polysaccharides) are akin to providing the army with superior technology and ammunition to win the war against diseases. Below are four of the most lauded mushrooms for their anti-viral and anti-cancer properties!
Now you know..
Mushrooms and the polysaccharides within are very powerful nutrients to boost the immune system. The next time you or your family fall sick, why not eat more mushrooms to power up the immune system to fight against that nasty flu. Alternatively, you can opt for a more convenient solution such as Nutriact which contains the ideal amount of polysaccharides for optimal health!